Prosecutors Want No Mercy for Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof

On a summer night in June 2015, self-proclaimed white supremacist Dylann Roof allegedly walked into an historically African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, during a bible study and opened fire, killing nine people in the process. Roof already had a criminal record, having been arrested on felony drug charges a few months before the shooting,


National Milk Producers Federation Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Pending

The National Milk Producers Federation class action lawsuit has reached a settlement agreement. The antitrust lawsuit was filed by Matthew Edwards et al. against defendants NMPF, also known as Cooperatives Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative, and Agri-Mark in the Northern District Court of California. The suit alleges that the


Driving While Affluent: A Richly Unjust Defense

Back in June of 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch killed four people after hitting them with his car when driving while intoxicated (presumably from the liquor he and his friends had stolen from a Walmart earlier that night.) At the time of the accident, he was speeding while driving illegally on a suspended license with a


When Rape Culture and White Privilege Collide

It was a late night in January, 2015. There was alcohol involved. There was dancing involved. There may have even been flirting involved. What was NOT involved, however, was consent. Thankfully, two Stanford University graduate students were out for a bike ride when they came across a man thrusting himself on top of an unconscious,


Comcast’s Latest Lawsuit by Washington A.G. is Not the First

On August 1, 2016, a press release was published by the Washington Attorney General’s office announcing that Attorney General Bob Ferguson had filed a lawsuit against corporate giant Comcast. The lawsuit alleges that Comcast bilked its subscribers out of millions of dollars related to its Service Protection Plan. Comcast’s Latest Lawsuit by Washington A.G. is Not




Barclays Lawsuit Settlement Agreement

Barclays lawsuit settlement agreement with the attorney general’s of 44 states was entered on August 8, 2016, according to a press release by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Barclays PLC is a global company with headquarters in London, England, that has offices in New York. The settlement agreement was reached after an investigation of


Florida Suit over Takata Air Bags Settled

Takata Corporation confirmed that a Florida suit over Takata air bags settled recently. The suit pertained to Patricia Mincey and her 2001 Honda Civic. Ms. Mincey was involved in an accident in June 2014, during which her Takata air bag deployed with excessive force, leaving her a quadriplegic. Ms. Mincey passed away in April after almost two years in the hospital. She was 77.


Pound Civil Justice Institute Announces 2016 Appellate Advocacy Award

The Pound Civil Justice Institute announces 2016 Appellate Advocacy Award. According to its website, the Institute “is a national legal ‘think tank’ created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.” This year’s winners of the award have certainly accomplished the mission of the Pound Civil Justice Institute.